The combine is a chance for teams to get a closer look at the players they've seen on film; to have them each medically checked by NFL doctors and put some concrete numbers to their measurables like height, weight, agility, speed, strength and explosion.
While the results of the last week in Indy are just a piece of the puzzle, the Patriots already have their favorite prospects. Their performance both on the field and behind-the-scenes will have nearly every prospect headed up or down the draft boards around the league.
Here's six under-the-radar prospects who the Pats should've been watching at the Combine.
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